This is an engineering challenge idea that I’ve modified from one I found on Teacher’s Domain. My 5-year old son was up for the challenge, and I’ve also done the activity with science teachers at a professional development workshop. You’ll love this activity as part of an engineering unit, when you’re introducing shapes, or just for a fun Friday or rainy day activity.
Marci saw my post about a collection of activities I did for a state science teacher workshop, and asked me to guest post at the Homeschool Scientist about the gumdrop engineering challenge. In the post, I give tips on how to approach the activity with varying levels of inquiry appropriate for any age, along with FREE Downloads that include two versions of student handouts. Head on over and take a look! I would love to know how your students enjoyed this activity!